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  1. Five Skills to Practice Before Your Mayday

    Online Articles

    Thu, 26 Dec 2013

    fundamentals discussed above may help keep members from getting into trouble, and all will aid in the success of a rescue or self rescue operation should the need arise on the fireground. These skills are basic but perishable if not practiced routinely. Firefighters

  2. Grain Bin Rescue

    Video

    Mon, 29 Jul 2013

    own rescue and that's very important for the victim. It gives them something to think about and it helps them, do that self rescue . It makes them feel a lot more, like there's more hope and they're gonna get out a lot quicker and that's a very important

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    gives them something to think about and it helps them, do that self rescue . It makes them feel a lot more, like there's more hope and they're gonna get out a lot quicker and that's a
  3. Keep It All in Perspective, Part 3

    Blogs

    Wed, 20 Feb 2013

    would have been avoided if they had known there was a basement in that warehouse. Seattle firefighters are now given more self - rescue training, and rapid intervention groups were created to get to fallen firefighters more quickly. But the biggest change of

  4. Firefighter Survival: Tactical Safety for Firefighters: Shelter- Breach - Escape

    Online Articles

    Thu, 20 Jun 2013

    problem. What you do, the actions you take--to shelter yourself if possible, to breach if possible--are actions in your self - rescue progression. If fire is entering the room you are in, you can attempt to seal that breach. How do you do that? Is there

  5. Fire Dynamics: Report Cites Factors Leading to Seven Firefighters' Injuries in MD House Fire

    Online Articles

    Wed, 5 Jun 2013

    the temperatures from floor to ceiling in the front room where the firefighters were trapped. One firefighter was able to self - rescue through a front window; firefighters removed the other firefighter through the front door. The fire in the basement burned

  6. Firefighter Survival: On the Line: AAA: Triangle of Incident Survivability

    Online Articles

    Mon, 3 Jun 2013

    survival should include regular review and drills using department policies or guidelines for rapid intervention as well as self - rescue and air management . Other skills that provide increased survivability include practicing size-up profiles, learning new

  7. Fireman's Fund Releases Updated List of Grants Awarded

    Online Articles

    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    result of these grants." Grants awarded this year include: $36,949 to St Louis Fire (MO) Department for firefighter self - rescue belts $36,000 to Nashville (TN) fire service organizations for water rescue equipment (in conjunction with NASH 2 0

  8. Texas Mayday: What We Learned

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Dec 2012

    be out in the front yard at any moment. He said hearing the Mayday transmission is what made him switch gears and go into self - rescue mode. His rookie school training kicked in. He quickly located a window, one of two side-by-side sash windows. He

  9. Common Sense for Uncommon Events

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    and knocked down the hall; he sustained burns to his torso and ears. The other firefighters, falling back on their recent self - rescue training, located the handline and followed it out to safety. With the structure now extremely well involved in fire, command

  10. Firefighter Survival: Do We Really Do RIT Justice?

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 May 2013

    concept of rapid intervention, the history of rapid intervention, tools and equipment, self-preservation (including self - rescue , drags, communications), and how to set a RIT team up for maximum effectiveness. The first of the exercises concentrates